Minnesota school district restores prayer in schools

Do you think the ACLU will be suing any time soon?  Because there’s a catch.  Brendan of Supreme Patriot noticed something:

Buried deep in a PBS article about how the St. Cloud, Minn., school district is accommodating a large Somali population was a telling example of religious bias. While public schools have appropriately been barred from leading students in corporate Christian prayer, this district is going out of its way to satisfy the desires of the Muslim community.

PBS approvingly writes:

In St. Cloud’s middle and high schools, the district allows prayer time for students, including Muslim students, as federal law requires. The rooms used for prayer are open to all students to observe their beliefs and are used for other purposes throughout the school day.  Districtwide, school lunch menus provide pork-free options for students, and staff members try to spur the newcomer students’ interest in sports, culture clubs, and other extracurricular activities to develop connections beyond the classroom.

Evidently, the district lawyered up and is doing this in a way that avoids successful accusations of discrimination.  But I wonder if prayer space and time was provided before the arrival of our Muslim friends?

Do you think the ACLU will be suing any time soon?  Because there’s a catch.  Brendan of Supreme Patriot noticed something:

Buried deep in a PBS article about how the St. Cloud, Minn., school district is accommodating a large Somali population was a telling example of religious bias. While public schools have appropriately been barred from leading students in corporate Christian prayer, this district is going out of its way to satisfy the desires of the Muslim community.

PBS approvingly writes:

In St. Cloud’s middle and high schools, the district allows prayer time for students, including Muslim students, as federal law requires. The rooms used for prayer are open to all students to observe their beliefs and are used for other purposes throughout the school day.  Districtwide, school lunch menus provide pork-free options for students, and staff members try to spur the newcomer students’ interest in sports, culture clubs, and other extracurricular activities to develop connections beyond the classroom.

Evidently, the district lawyered up and is doing this in a way that avoids successful accusations of discrimination.  But I wonder if prayer space and time was provided before the arrival of our Muslim friends?